52 ways to make your home look more expensive
Whether you’re looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some fresh updates to your living space, you don’t have to spend a lot to get big results. Here are 52 inexpensive ways to make your home look more expensive.
Treat each room as a blank slate
Take note of the pre-existing features in your home that you can highlight. Architectural details such as crown moulding, wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and mosaic-tile backsplashes are all worth focusing on. These details don’t just look expensive; they are expensive. Make them as prominent as possible – keep them clean, clutter-free and the focal point of the room. For example, don’t splurge on an expensive painting just to have it compete with a show-stopping fireplace.
Add a pop of colour
“Paint is extremely inexpensive and makes a big difference,” says interior designer Keysha Jillian. “Whether you need to tone down a colour or add a bold colour to liven up your space, colour is great for changing the overall feel of a room.” A nice wash of colour might only cost around $20 for 4L.